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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Puelioideae
L.G.Clark , M.Kobay., S.Mathews, Spangler & E.A.Kellogg (2000)

The Puelioideae is a subfamily of the true grass family Poaceae with two genera, Guaduella and Puelia, each in its own tribe.[1] Its members grow in the understory of rainforests.

This subfamily is one of the earliest-diverging grass lineages, sister to the big BOP and PACMAD clades:[2]





BOP clade

PACMAD clade


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  2. ^ Grass Phylogeny Working Group II (2012). "New grass phylogeny resolves deep evolutionary relationships and discovers C4 origins". New Phytologist. 193 (2): 304–312. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03972.x. hdl:2262/73271. PMID 22115274. open access